Jan 08, 2013 - 7:18 pm
I am glad to report that after 5.5 months I’ve got rid of the G tube. Mine was the type with a small hemisphere (mushroom shaped) end. They pulled it, I felt a kind of quick pain similar with a strong gastric contraction and it was out (with a pop sound). It was kind of painful for the first few minutes, but mainly because of the granulation tissue that was treated with silver nitrate just prior to removal (and that stung like a bee bite). After they took it off, I was so relieved, that I forgot to ask if it was a boy or a girl (kidding).
Now I am not sure how long I would have to refrain from eating normally again (meaning including solid foods). I was told that I could eat anything after 4 hours, but from what I’ve read from internet, the meals should be smaller and mostly liquid for the first 2 days. That would be challenging for me, I have a huge appetite and lots of cravings nowadays.
What is your “real” experience with that?
P.S. I had lots of troubles posting this (“timeout”), I just hope it’s not double posting.